Monday, January 25, 2016
A new issue has cropped up on the Hyderabad Central University campus with the appointment of Prof. Bipin Srivastava as the in charge Vice Chancellor following the VC Apparao who had gone on long leave. It may be recalled that Apparao had forced to go on long leave following agitations by students demanding suspension of the Vice Chancellor and sacking of two Union Ministers Smirti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya following the suicide of a Dalit Ph.D. student Rohit. The students alleged that Prof.Srivastava faces several allegation and the Executive Sub-Committee headed by Prof.Srivastava has placed the five students under suspension. They also recalled that a student Senthial Kumar from Tamil Nadu has committed suicide in 2008 following harassment by the same professor. The students JAC, SC, ST Teachers Forum, Officers’ Forum questions the appointment of Srivastava as the in-charge Vice Chancellor of Hyderabad Central University.